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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 149-160

Thoracoscopic resection for esophageal cancer: A review of literature


Department of Surgery, Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre (VUMC), Amsterdam, Netherlands

Correspondence Address:
Miguel A Cuesta
VU Medisch Centrum, Department of Surgery, Postbus 7057, Amsterdam
Netherlands
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-9941.38909

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Esophageal resection remains the only curative option in high grade dysplasia of the Barrett esophagus and non metastasized esophageal cancer. In addition, it may also be an adequate treatment in selected cases of benign disease. A wide variety of minimally invasive procedures have become available in esophageal surgery. Aim of the present review article is to evaluate minimally invasive procedures for esophageal resection, especially the approach performed through right thoracoscopy.






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